Mailbox Habitat

 

With just a few native plants and a birdhouse or birdbath, your mailbox can become a small wildlife magnet inviting birds and butterflies to dine or take up residence.


Key:

Full sun, dry soil

Mail Box Garden A. Rose verbena (Glandularia canadensis)

B. Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

C. Royal catchfly (Silene regia)

D. Prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya)

E. MO black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia missouriensis)

V. Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)


Shade or semi-shade, average to moist soil

AA. Golden ragwort (Packera aureus)

BB. Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)

CC. Meadow Phlox (Phlox maculata)

DD. Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)

EE. Shining Blue Star (Amsonia illustris)

VV. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)